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Security council appointed panel says no missiles sent to Houthis, refuting Saudi Arabia claim

1396/8/28 | 21:38
  A United Nations Security Council-appointed panel has said in a confidential memo that it has seen no evidence to support Saudi Arabia’s claims that missiles have been transferred to Yemen’s Houthis fighters by external sources. The panel made the conclusion in a confidential assessment sent to Security Council diplomats on November 10, The Intercept, a US-based investigative website, reported on Friday. On November 4, a missile attack from Yemen targeted the King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) near the Saudi capital, Riyadh. ...

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

1396/8/28 | 21:38
  In the past few years and mainly after the changes the West Asia witnessed, the competition between Iran and Saudi Arabia as two influential heavyweights of the region and the Muslim world has resulted in a cold war between the two countries, which every day gained more intensity and broadness. Meanwhile, the role of the naive and controversial young prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who takes center stage in the new generation of Saudi rulers, in emergence of such atmosphere is undeniable. This climate, however, stepped ...

Saudi siege of Yemen leaves three cities without clean water: Red Cross

1396/8/27 | 21:38
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the Saudi blockade has left three cities in Yemen running out of clean water due to a halt in the import of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation. The ICRC said in a statement on Friday that nearly one million people in the Yemeni cities of Ta'izz, Sa’ada and Hudaydah were now deprived of clean water and sanitation, warning of “a renewed cholera outbreak.” The ICRC also stated that other cities, including the capital Sana’a, were expected to be in the same situation within two ...

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

1396/8/26 | 21:38
  A new report says Saudi Arabia has offered deals to detained princes and businessmen to fill depleted state coffers. According to a report published in The Financial Time on Thursday, Saudi authorities were negotiating settlements with individuals held over allegations of corruption at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. The report quoting people close to the negotiations said that some of the suspects were keen to secure their release by signing over cash and corporate assets. “They are making settlements with most of those in the ...

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

1396/8/25 | 21:38
  Disease and famine struck Yemen will see some 50,000 Yemeni children dead by the end of the year, NGO Save the Children told the Telegraph.   “These deaths are as senseless as they are preventable. They mean more than a hundred mothers grieving for the death of a child, day after day,” Tamer Kirolos, director at Save the Children, said.   Some 40,000 children are estimated to have already died from malnutrition.   The calculations were predicted before the Saudi-led coalition closed air, land and sea ports in ...

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

1396/8/25 | 21:38
The UN has warned that Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel within three weeks unless Saudi Arabia removes its blockade on the war-tron country. On Wednesday, UN spokesman Farhan Haq stressed that fuel is critical to the hospitals for generating electricity as well as pumping and purifying water. He added that stocks of diphtheria vaccines will become depleted within two weeks unless aid deliveries resume. Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced that prices have soared in the Yemeni capital, ...

World’s criminal silence on Collapsing Yemen

1396/8/21 | 21:38
  The Saudi sanctions coupled with the ongoing civil war have destroyed Yemen’s social and economic infrastructure. The kingdom has defended the blockade, which bars aid groups from delivering aid to the starving civilians.      Cautioning against the fatal consequences of Saudi actions, international aid organizations in Yemen said they were "greatly alarmed" by Saudi Arabia's decision, warning it could "bring millions of people closer to starvation and death."   In a similar warning issued by the UN, Millions of ...

Yemenis to give 'unprecedented' response to Saudi possible attack on Hudaydah

1396/8/21 | 21:38
  The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee has warned the Saudi-led coalition against launching a military assault on the country’s strategic western port city of Hudaydah, stressing the Yemeni forces’ response would be “unprecedented” in such a case. “If Saudi Arabia and its allies opt to attack Hudaydah, we will take measures like never before,” said a post published on Mohammed Ali al-Houthi’s Facebook page on Saturday, the Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported. He added, “We can ...

Yemen facing world’s worst famine amid Saudi aggression, blockade

1396/8/20 | 21:38
    Millions of people will die in Yemen, in what will be the world's worst famine crisis in decades, unless Saudi-led aggressors end devastating blockade the United Nations has warned.     The Saudi-led military alliance engaged in an illegal aggression on Yemen tightened its air, land and sea blockade of the country after a retaliatory ballistic missile was fired on Saturday towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh.   Since then, the country’s already inflated food and fuel prices have skyrocketed, while flights delivering ...

Saudi offering $430m for wanted Houthi militants

1396/8/18 | 21:38
  Saudi Arabia is offering $430 million in reward for information leading to the capture of 40 people, mainly Houthi militants, accused of planning and executing terrorist activities.   The Saudi Ministry of Interior issued a statement today with a wanted list that includes the leader of the Houthis, Abdul-Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi. The head of the Houthi insurgency in Yemen has a $30 million bounty on his head.   Ten others on the wanted list have a $20 million bounty on their head; one has $15 million; an additional ten ...

UN warns over mass famine in Yemen over Saudi blockade

1396/8/18 | 21:38
The UN’s aid chief has warned that Saudi Arabia's blockade on Yemen is putting millions of people in danger of a mass famine. The UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock, on Wednesday stressed that unless the war-torn country’s borders are reopened, "it will be the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims." On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that it was shutting down Yemen’s air, sea, and land borders, after Yemeni fighters targeted an international airport near the Saudi capital. Lowcock ...

Saudi Arabia house arrests former Yemeni president : Officials

1396/8/17 | 21:38
  Saudi Arabia has barred former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, along with his sons, aides and military officials, from returning to Yemen for months, informed Yemeni officials says. On Saturday, The Associated Press cited the Yemeni officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying that the ban was put in place as a result of the growing hostility between Hadi and the UAE, which has invaded southern Yemen as a key member of the so-called Saudi-led coalition in the ongoing war against the country. The coalition has ...

Yemen's Houthis threaten to hit ports, airports in Saudi Arabia, UAE

1396/8/17 | 21:38
Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement, which aids the country's army in its fight against Saudi Arabia’s deadly military campaign, has threatened to launch more missile attacks on ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in retaliation for the massacre of thousands of Yemenis. We will not stand idly by, we will seek more radical means to prevent both the tightening of the blockade and all acts aimed at starving and humiliating the people of Yemen,” the statement added. The development came a day after the Saudi-led ...

Hariri quit after Iran rejected Saudi request on Yemen: Informed source

1396/8/15 | 21:38
  Saad al-Hariri resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister after Iran turned down a request by Riyadh to stop supporting the oppressed Yemeni nation in the face of a deadly Saudi war, an informed Iranian source says.   The source close to Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the revelation to the Fars news agency on Sunday.   After a trip to Saudi Arabia, Hariri returned to Beirut to meet with Velayati and convey the kingdom’s “dictated” ...

Yemen rejects British initiative to revive talks

1396/8/14 | 21:38
      The government led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has rejected a British initiative to revive talks about the political process in Yemen, a source close to Hadi told Saudi newspaper Okaz.   According to Quds Press on Friday, the source said that Britain informed Hadi of some ideas for the initiative, which has a political and humanitarian basis and ignores the military aspect. In many ways, it is said, the British proposal is similar to the initiative suggested by former US Secretary of State John Kerry. However, ...

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen market legitimate target after deadly strike

1396/8/14 | 21:38
  The Saudi-led coalition claims its recent bloody airstrike on a market in Yemen's northern province of Sa’ada that killed at least 26 people was carried out on a “legitimate” military target. After reviewing the Wednesday attack on a hotel and an adjoining market in Sahar district, the coalition issued a statement on Saturday, claiming the target was the gathering point for some Houthi fighters.   Saudi-led airstrikes continue to claim more civilian lives across Yemen. Three Yemenis were killed and one was injured during ...

Retaliatory missile launched at Riyadh airport was Borkan H2, Yemen says

1396/8/14 | 21:38
  The Yemeni army has confirmed that it targeted Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid international airport in Riyadh with a long distance Borkan H2 ballistic missile. "Our Yemeni forces succeeded in launching a missile, a Borkan H2 long distance missile, at the King Khalid international airport in north eastern Riyadh which was in response to the massacres committed by the US-Saudi coalition in Yemen,” said Colonel Aziz Rashed, a spokesman for the Yemeni army, early on Sunday. “This comes in order to even out power between the coalition ...

Sudan’s troops ‘must come out of Yemen’, says parliamentarian

1396/8/8 | 21:38
  A parliamentarian and member of the Sudanese Reform Now Movement called upon the government to withdraw its troops from Yemen yesterday, RT Arabic reported.     “The armed forces must come out of Yemen,” said Hassan Osman Rizq, speaking during Sudan’s National Assembly. “If we entered the war for the sake of our friendly relations with Saudi Arabia, it was unnecessary as Saudi Arabia has many friendly countries that didn’t enter the war to fight alongside it.”   “And if we entered the war to restore the legitimacy, ...

Would Kashmir turn into another Syria?

1396/8/8 | 21:38
  India’s interlocutor for occupied Kashmir has said: “If radicalisation picks up in the valley, the situation will be like Yemen, Syria and Libya and finish the Kashmir society itself".   So, it is very important that everybody, all of us, contribute so that suffering of Kashmiris end," Dineshwar Sharma told a news agency, NDTV reported on Saturday.   Sharma, in a recent interview to NDTV also, had kept his focus sharply on reaching out to the Kashmiri youth.   "The youth and people of Kashmir have to realise what ...

Saudi poisonous gas behind Yemen's cholera epidemic: Official

1396/8/8 | 21:38
A high-ranking Yemeni military official says Saudi Arabia’s massive bombing campaign with poison gas is to blame for the humanitarian crisis and cholera epidemic in the conflict-plagued Arabian Peninsula country. Yemen's army spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia is the main culprit for the current cholera epidemic among Yemen's vulnerable population as Saudi fighter jets continue to spread biological agents in the air, which subsequently contaminate water supply systems. Luqman further described ...

Yemeni forces target Saudi Typhoon fighter jet over Sana’a: Report

1396/8/6 | 21:38
Yemeni air defense forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly shot down a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force, a report says. Yemen's air defense unit told the country's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the aircraft had been targeted with a surface-to-air missile as it was flying in the skies over Nihm district east of the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a on Friday evening. The report added that earlier this month, the Yemeni forces, using a surface-to-air ...

US, Gulf states place sanctions on Yemen supporters of terrorism

1396/8/5 | 21:38
  The US, backed by a number of Gulf Arab states, has  imposed sanctions on eight individuals and one organisation, a statement by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revealed today.   The move was taken in an effort to target leaders, financiers and facilitators of Daesh in Yemen and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). “Through this action we are aggressively targeting radical extremists in Yemen and the surrounding region who pose a direct threat to the security of the United States, ...

More than 11 million Yemeni children in dire need of aid, warns UN

1396/8/2 | 21:38
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that more than 11 million Yemeni children are in dire need of relief aid as a result of Saudi Arabia’s aggression against the impoverished country. In a statement published on Monday, the agency described the conflict in Yemen as “devastating,” and said the Yemeni children were facing “the largest food security crisis in the world and an unprecedented cholera outbreak.” The OCHA also pointed to the uncertain future of millions of schoolchildren in Yemen as ...

‘When the aggression stops, so will we’, say the Houthis

1396/7/30 | 21:38
  As the battle lines settle on a stalemate after the inception of the Saudi-led coalition’s unforgiving bombing campaign, it’s about time all parties to the conflict think about a peace process, which must include the Houthi armed group.   “We are ready to reach a peace agreement with the Saudi-led coalition”, Deputy Head of External Relations, Muhammed Al-Bukhaithi confirms to me.   It’s of mutual interest for all parties in the conflict to put an end to war, but the Houthis claim that Saudi Arabia is not acting ...

COAS visit to Saudia: Did Kingdom seek Pakistan’s help in Yemen?

1396/7/29 | 21:38
  General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday during his visit to Saudi Arabia.     During the meeting, the dignitaries reviewed bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, particularly in the military field. They also discussed issues of common interest between the two countries. The meeting was attended by a number of officials.   The Riyadh-led war of aggression in Yemen is still ongoing, as is the kingdom’s efforts to isolate and choke Qatar. Yet ...

Yemen President calls for international support

1396/7/25 | 21:38
  Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi yesterday called for the relaunch of the Friends of Yemen support organisation, Okaz Press reported.   In a meeting with British Minister of State for the Department of International Development, Alistair Burt, Hadi explained his eagerness for peace and the relaunch of group which was set up in 2010 to help bolster international political support for Yemen and to assist Yemeni-led efforts to tackle the underlying causes of instability.   Friends of Yemen is an association of 39 countries ...

Cholera claims unborn Yemeni children amid Saudi aggression

1396/7/18 | 21:38
A cholera epidemic, which has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen, continues to claim unborn children amid the ongoing Saudi military campaign against the impoverished nation. According to a Reuters report, released on Thursday, one of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic died in mother’s womb in the western port city of Hudaydah. Following health deterioration, her mother Safaa Issa Kaheel, then nine months pregnant, was brought into a crowded clinic in the city by her husband. Once there, she was referred by a nurse for an ultrasound ...

US lawmakers seek end to US aid for Saudi's Yemen war

1396/7/16 | 21:38
  A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers are seeking to end Washington’s support for a Saudi Arabian-led military campaign in Yemen that has created a humanitarian catastrophe in the Arab world’s poorest nation.   Rep. Ro Khanna is one of four original sponsors of the bill that would end U.S. aerial refueling support and intelligence sharing for the Saudi coalition on the grounds that Congress never authorized the assistance. “Why are we funding and involved in a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and a war against ...

Bipartisan House Bill Would End US Involvement in Saudi War in Yemen

1396/7/12 | 21:38
  We aim to restore Congress as the constitutionally mandated branch of government that may declare war and retain oversight over it.”     Those were the words of a letter co-written by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), two sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution 81.   The bipartisan resolution directs the president to end all US military participation in the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, pointing out that Congress never once authorized such an operation and has sole authority to make such a determination.   Saudi ...

Arab Daily: S. Arabia Thinking of Withdrawal from Yemen War

1396/7/12 | 21:38
  A leading Arab daily referred to the recent remarks by Saudi officials and media, and said Riyadh has decided to retreat from the war in Yemen soon.   The Arabic-language al-Ray al-Youm newspaper underlined that given the withdrawal of Saudi Arabia's allies from the Yemen war, Riyadh will also declare its gradual retreat from the assault. "Those who have read the remarks by the high-ranking Saudi officials and journalists close to the monarchy on the crisis in Yemen have certainly understood that Riyadh has admitted that the war ...

What next for Britain in Yemen?

1396/7/11 | 21:38
  When the Houthi uprising began in 2004, Saudi ears inevitably twitched. The government in Riyadh had spent the previous year building an enormous wall along the southern border to stop Al-Qaeda.   The possibility of resurgent Zaidi rule in Yemen, absent since 1962, was a distinct possibility. This would not be a competing autocracy, it would be something far worse in Saudi eyes; a republican democracy, with women in elected office and an example of how religious states can be run democratically, without the need for kings at the ...

Yemen Houthis say have shot down US surveillance drone

1396/7/10 | 21:38
Yemen’s Houthi forces shot down a US surveillance drone in the capital Sanaa on Sunday, the Houthi-controlled state news agency SABA reported.   The Houthi movement and its ally former president Ali Abdullah Saleh control much of northern Yemen, including Sanaa, and are battling a Saudi-led coalition that is trying to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.   The United States backs the Saudi-led coalition by providing it with intelligence and weapons.   “A military source ...

Moment of Shame: How Saudia manipulated vote on Yemen atrocities?

1396/7/10 | 21:38
It is a matter of shame for the international community especially the powerful Western nations to have allowed the atrocities in Yemen continue.    Saudi Arabia has stood accused of manipulating the Netherlands-Canada resolution seeking to establish an International Commission of Inquiry into possible war crimes in that country, to be put to the vote at the UN Human Rights Council. Yet Riyadh is said to have issued threats on behalf of the entire Gulf Cooperation Council, including diplomatic repercussions as a well as a scaling down of ...

Saudi threats countries that support the international investigation into Yemen crimes

1396/7/9 | 21:38
  Saudi Arabia has threatened to take measures to undermine economic relations with countries that support a United Nations resolution to open an international investigation into Yemen crimes.   Council members are considering a Dutch-Canadian draft resolution calling for an international commission of inquiry support by the United Nations to crimes in Yemen. According to France-Press agency, a letter to Saudi Arabia said that “the adoption of the Dutch-Canadian draft in the Human Rights Council could negatively affect on political ...

Yemen’s Houthis threaten Israel’s basis

1396/7/9 | 21:38
  The Houthi armed group has threatened Israeli bases in Eritrea if it considers joining the Yemen civil war, Al Masirah reported.   Colonel Aziz Rashid, military spokesman for the Houthi armed group, warned ballistic missiles could be used to strike Israeli military bases in Eritrea if Tel Aviv enters the Yemen civil war.   The Houthi armed group deems Israel as an enemy, including anti-Israeli rhetoric on its flag “Death to Israel, Curse upon the Jews…” Abdul Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi in a speech in July said his ...

Saudi Arabia Threatens Countries Over Yemen Investigation Vote

1396/7/6 | 21:38
  Multiple nations have reported receiving letters from Saudi Arabia threatening diplomatic repercussions as well as cutbacks in trade from the entire GCC if they back the Netherlands-Canada resolution on Yemen at the UN Human Rights Council, scheduled for Friday. This is the third straight year of the UN Human Rights Council approaching the war crimes in Yemen, and the past two years saw the Saudis having a fit before everyone decided to just let the Saudis investigate themselves. The Saudis are offering an alternate resolution this ...

British officials harbor doubts about Saudi-led investigations into alleged war crimes in Yemen

1396/7/5 | 21:38
  Internal emails obtained by MEMO show that British diplomats appear to be nervous about the quality of the investigation being carried out by the Saudi-led coalition into alleged war crimes by its forces in Yemen.   The news comes as NGOs claim that Britain is set to obstruct an attempt to launch an independent investigation this Thursday at the UN about the allegations.     The emails show that following the attendance of British officials at a conference organised by the Joint Incident Assessments Team (JIAT), the ...

Russia sends Yemeni bank notes to south Yemen

1396/7/4 | 21:38
  Russia is creating Yemeni bank notes, RT Arabic reported yesterday, to pay the salaries of officials in the country.   The bank notes were printed in Moscow, dispatched yesterday and are heading for Aden International Airport. A source confirmed to RT that the “batch of printed paper will be transferred to the central bank in the city, and will be paid as salaries for the army and security forces in the provinces in Yemen”.     A contract between the Yemeni government and a Russian printing company has ordered ...

Kuwait ready to commence Yemen peace talks

1396/6/31 | 21:38
  Kuwait is ready to host parties to the Yemen civil war to sign a final peace agreement, Kuwait’s news agency KUNA reported.     In a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, representatives of the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah and Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah said: “We express out readiness again to receive our Yemeni brothers to sign a final agreement once they conclude it.”     Kuwait has previously hosted a United Nations initiated negotiation ...

95,000 patients waiting for unknown fate from the continued closure of Sanaa airport

1396/6/30 | 21:38
  The General Authority of Civil Aviation and Meteorology launched a call to the United Nations, international and humanitarian human rights organizations and the Human Rights Council to move quickly to lift the ban on Sanaa International Airport to save the lives of thousands of sick and disabled people.     The Spokesman for the General Authority for Civil Aviation and Meteorology, Dr. Mazen Ahmed Ghanem, reiterated the call by the United Nations and human rights organizations to act quickly to stop illegal and inhumane practices ...

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

1396/6/29 | 21:38
  A Saudi-led military coalition conducting airstrikes in Yemen committed “grave violations” of human rights against children last year, killing 502, injuring 838, according to a draft report by the U.N. Secretary General António Guterres.     “The killing and maiming of children remained the most prevalent violation” of children’s rights in Yemen, according to the 41-page draft report obtained by Foreign Policy. “In the reporting period, attacks carried out by air were the cause of over half of all child casualties, ...

US’ Black Hawk Down in Yemen

1396/6/27 | 21:38
    A United States Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the southern Yemeni coast in late August leaving six US army officers stranded in Yemen.   Five elite soldiers were rescued after the crash and a sixth officer was reported “missing” in war-torn Yemen. This crash did not resemble the US’ Black Hawk Down incident of 1993 in Somalia – nothing like it. It has all the hallmarks of a US creeping mission to Yemen.     The elite soldiers on board the aircraft were “supporting Operation Inherent Resolve”, ...

UK arms sales benefiting most from Middle East wars

1396/6/26 | 21:38
  The UK has exported £5 billion ($6.8 billion) worth of weapons to oppressive regimes around the world since the Conservatives came to power 22 months ago, the Guardian newspaper reported.   Arms sales to Saudi Arabia have been pinpointed as the main cause of the increase. In 2015, the Kingdom setup an Arab coalition to battle in Yemen. Since then it has faced criticism that it has repeatedly and indiscriminately attacked civilians in violation of international humanitarian laws.   In July, campaigners brought a case to the British ...

China Backs UN Call for Justice in Yemen; US, Saudis Object to Move

1396/6/24 | 21:38
Calls by the UN human rights chief to set up an international inquiry into war crimes committed in the Saudi War in Yemen are nothing new. A sudden endorsement of the move by China may give this effort a new lease on life, however, after being quietly killed in recent years.   This is the third straight year right chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein had made such a call, and the last two times, the US and Saudi Arabia buried the idea, agreeing the Saudis could investigate themselves in the war. The civilian deaths have continued to mount.     The ...

Facts hidden by the UAE about its military aircraft crashed in Yemen and the fate of its crew

1396/6/24 | 21:38
  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said, on Monday, its plane had crashed and killed the pilot after a technical fault caused the plane to crash while carrying out operations in the coalition operations in Yemen.     The second deputy pilot of Sultan Mohammed Ali al-Naqbi died after his plane crashed as a result of a technical defect while performing his mission in the process of “restoring hope” in the operations of the Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen.   The statement did not specify the area in which the plane ...

UN's inaction on Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen 'striking': HRW

1396/6/23 | 21:38
Human Rights Watch has slammed the United Nations for its inaction on Yemen's ever-worsening humanitarian situation due to the Saudi war. "Yemen is a humanitarian disaster of really epic proportions," said Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth on Wednesday. "What is striking to me is the incongruity between the severity of the disaster and the weakness of the response by the UN Human Rights Council" so far, he added. “What everybody is aware of is that the situation is just so much dire today than it was the last time the Human Rights Council ...

Disappointed Saudis seek face-saving Yemen war exit

1396/6/21 | 21:38
  The Saudis cannot win the war they launched against the neighboring Yemen two-and-a-half-Year ago due to the resistant nation's strong inclination to maintain its dignity.     Saudi Arabia’s decision to launch a bloody aggression on Yemen was a disastrous mistake, and its expenses are increasingly dragging the Arab kingdom into a dormant economic crisis and forcing the wealthy princes and the investors out of the country. The outcome is a set of consequences causing popular discontent at home.   The country witnesses ...

Yemen President: Military option to end conflict is ‘firmly on the table’

1396/6/21 | 21:38
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi said that the military solution is “firmly on the table” to end the crisis in his country, adding this is “due to the rejection of the Houthis to peaceful solutions”.   “The US administration wants to strike Iranian interests in Yemen by supporting a military solution, but Europe wants a political solution, not a military one,” Hadi said in an interview published in Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper today.     “We and Saudi King Salman and his crown prince, want a solution that ...

UN human rights chief calls for probe into Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen

1396/6/21 | 21:38
  The UN’s human rights chief has called for urgent investigation into Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against civilians in Yemen. Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein made the remarks during a Monday speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva after the global body attributed over 5,000 civilian deaths to Saudi Arabian airstrikes. “The minimal efforts made toward accountability over the past year are insufficient to respond to the gravity of the continuing and daily violations involved in this conflict,” he said. The latest call for an investigation ...